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Junior National Champion Keegan Swenson Blog

Posted by: Shannon Boffeli |March 18, 2011 4:09 PM

Park City Native and Whole Athlete/Specialized racer Keegan Swenson is the reigning 15-16 year-old national XC champion. This season is his first with the Whole Athlete squad and his first in the 17-18 category. Keegan will be representing his team and the United States throughout the 2011 season and he will be posting a weekly blog on

Read about Keegan's first win at this weekend's Pro XCT race in Bonelli Park, California.


I lined with the rest of the field (11 riders) after a decent warm up; the whole Arizona Devo team was there so the field size was pretty large.

Tony Smith (Whole Athlete Teammate) and I had already worked a strategy out for the race the day before so we had it pretty dialed.

Then the AZ Devo guys all took off from the line super fast for some reason…. So Tony and I just sat mid-pack and attacked on the first little climb. We got a little gap and just kept pouring it on until we had a sizeable lead, so it was just Tony and I ripping the downhills and motoring up the climbs. We worked together on the road and two track sections, taking pulls, and widening our lead. On the second fire road climb I pushed the pace a bit to get a little bit of room between the two of us.

I held about the same gap on the second lap while trying to get past other riders, luckily that went pretty smooth. Then on the third lap I picked up the pace up a little, because I wasn’t quite sure how far

Tony was behind me. Overall I though it was a great race with a super fun course and the team had a great weekend too! Good work guys!


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